2 March 2017
During the week of 20 February 2017, BSI Group ANZ launched Building Information Modeling (BIM) in Australia. Industry experts Andrew Butterfield, Product Certification Director of Built Environment BSI EMEA, Anthony Burd, Head of Market Development for Construction BSI UK, Chris Meehan, General Manager Operations & Training BSI ANZ, and Richard Donarski, Head of Product Certification BSI ANZ met with key stakeholders to discuss the applications of BIM and the challenges being faced in the application and adoption of BIM in the Australian environment.
BIM is a collaborative way of working underpinned by the management of information through the whole life cycle of a built asset, from initial design all the way through to construction, maintaining and finally de-commissioning, through the use of digital modeling. BIM is all about collaboration - between engineers, owners, architects and contractors in a 3D virtual construction environment, and it shares information across these disciplines. It is now becoming the standard of the construction industry.
BSI collaborated with construction, statutory, professional, and government representatives during this extensive week of consultation. The week ended with a high level industry luncheon and discussion in Sydney that was hosted by the British Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with BSI.
“As the industry grows, it is important for organizations working in the architectural, engineering, construction and infrastructure sectors, whatever their size, to implement collaborative BIM processes and tools. Our BSI UK and BSI ANZ teams are now working together to develop and bring BIM specific support to the Australian market. In the next couple of months, our experts will be holding regular consultations with key industry stakeholders to enable BIM solutions to be delivered into the Australian construction landscape”, said Richard Donarski, Head of Product Certification BSI ANZ.
Watch out for further updates on BIM in Australia throughout 2017.